Volunteering with MSBAcademy

Thank you for your interest in volunteer service with the Military Spouse Business Academy, MSBAcademy!  MSBAcademy is a 501(c)(3) private foundation non-profit organization, providing educational awareness and tools to help military, Veteran, and their spouses, interested in starting or growing their own business.

Your volunteer service will allow MSBAcademy to develop and provide, tools and resources to support our members.  MSBAcademy is currently an all-volunteer force.  Without our wonderful volunteers we wouldn’t be able to offer the resources we currently have available.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at icanhelp@milspousebiz.org.

Start Volunteering Today – Step 1

You are interested and ready to assist MSBAcademy with its mission.  Great, we look forward to meeting you!  Please watch this introductory video to learn about volunteering with us.

Areas of Volunteering

Below are some areas where MSBAcademy is looking for help from volunteers:
  • Webmasters – Areas of expertise in Joomla, Drupal and WordPress
  • Small Business Incubators – Seasoned, niche business owners
  • Fundraising Director/Coordinator
  • Webinar and/or Workshop Coordinator
  • Your Expertise

Meet Fellow MSBAcademy Volunteers

Robert Broughton
Robert BroughtonLegal Team Volunteer
Jennifer ProperMSBA/MSBAcademy Certified Public Accountant
LaTaye Davis
LaTaye DavisMarketing Team Volunteer

Specific Volunteering Opportunities – Step 2

More military spouses and Veterans have turned to self-employment as a means to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. Due to the unique business challenges faced by these entrepreneurs, the need for experienced guidance is ever greater. By combining your expertise in small business growth with a military spouse’s or Veteran’s entrepreneurial spirit, you will directly influence their ability to successfully sustain business ownership.

MSBAcademy seeks advisors to:

  1. Design portable business models through shared expertise.
  2. Develop targeted existing milspouse businesses and Veteran businesses for advancement to the next level.
  3. Provide solutions to exceptional milspouse business challenges caused by frequent relocations.
  4. Provide expertise in the areas of finance, marketing, production, organization, and technical issues.

Small Business Incubators work directly with MSBAcademy’s Director. Volunteer time approximately 2 hours per week.

MSBAcademy’s sister organization uses Content Management System, Drupal 7.0, hosted on a GoDaddy Server, to run our online business directory. Occasionally there are questions we have about how to perform a certain operation. We also have trouble locating the necessary code to make needed changes.

Those who have advanced experience with Drupal 7.0 and/or Drupal hosted on a GoDaddy Server would:

  1. Guide the Webmaster as to where to locate necessary code to make changes.
  2. Assist in updating and maintaining the website.
  3. Provide input on website development that would result in a more user friendly webpage for our members.
  4. Have a willingness to share their expertise in Drupal with the Board Members.

Volunteer time would be about 3 hours per week and would work with the Marketing Director.

MSBAcademy landing page website uses Content Management System, Joomla 3.3.x, hosted on a GoDaddy Server.

MSBAcademy seeks a Webmaster who:

  1. Maintains and updates the milspousebiz.org landing website.
  2. Collaborates with other volunteers or the Board to troubleshoot errors or complications with GoDaddy, Joomla and the Joomla components.
  3. Has experience with Joomla 3.3 and/or Joomla websites hosted on a GoDaddy Server.
  4. Provides input on website development.
  5. Moderates the frontend of the website, if necessary.
  6. Have a willingness to share their expertise in Drupal with the Board Members.

Volunteer time would be about 3 hours per week and would work with both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

MSBAcademy website uses Content Management System, WordPress 4.1.x.

MSBAcademy seeks a Webmaster who:

  1. Maintains and updates the militaryspousebusinessacademy.org website.
  2. Has experience with WordPress.
  3. Provides input on website development that would result in a more user friendly webpage for our members.
  4. Moderates the frontend of the website, if needed.
  5. Have a willingness to share their expertise in Drupal with the Board Members.

Volunteer time would be about 3 hours per week and would work with both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

MSBAcademy is an organization supporting Military, Veteran and spouse business owners. The organization incorporated in 2014 and the Board of Directors are funding programs.

The External Fundraising Director will:

  1. Assist the grant writer on applying for grants applicable to the organization.
  2. Research and create ways for a virtual organization to raise funds outside of membership.
  3. Work with the Development Director on finding ways to raise fund to create new or expanding current programs.

Volunteer hours are approximately 4 hours per week and will report to the Development Director.

Webinar Coordinator
MSBAcademy provides resources and tools for military spouse and Veteran business owners to allow them to obtain business success while facing the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. By holding webinars business owners have an opportunity to broaden their business skills.

MSBAcademy seeks a Webinar Coordinator to:

  1. Plan and develop online platforms where seminars can be held.
  2. Create, coordinate and plan topics for the seminars.
  3. Understand the needs of the members to develop online classes.

Webinar Coordinators work directly with the Academy Director. Volunteer time approximately 4 hours per week.

You don’t see something that interests you or that fits your area of expertise?! Not a problem! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator do discuss your ideas, icanhelp@milspousebiz.org.

What Is The Next Step? – Step 3

Volunteering with MSBAcademy - By completing this form you are submitting interest in one of MSBAcademy volunteer positions.  One of MSBAcademy's Board of Directors will contact you to discuss your interest(s).

Contact Info
Questions
Non-Disclosure Agreement

Please go to the Docracy website here, https://www.docracy.com/linksign/0qgjumlm9z1, to fill out and sign MSBAcademy's Volunteer NDA.  (Clicking on the link will open the webpage in a new tab.)

Closing

Please Read Before Submission

By submitting this form you agree:

  • That you are serious in your interest to volunteer with MSBAacademy.
  • To allow an MSBAcademy Board of Director contact you via the contact information provided on this form.
  • That you have filled out and signed the 'MSBA Volunteer NDA' on Docracy's website.

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